Built by Percy & Small at Bath, Maine, Wyoming was long out-dated by the time she was launched in 1909. Described then as The largest wooden sailing vessel in the world and nicknamed "The Mighty Wyoming", her overall length (including jib-boom) was 450 feet. Her six schooner-rigged masts held 6,000 square feet of canvas and were controlled by a crew of just twelve. Capable of carrying 6,000 tons of coal, she traded successfully for eight years before several changes of hand. On the 8th March 1924, she anchored to ride out a storm off the Pollock Rip lightship, was sighted on the 12th in a pause, then the weather worsend. The following day wreckage washed up at Nantucket Island confirmed her fate, but there were no survivors.